Thursday, November 21, 2013

Getting Inky

Hello!

I've been playing with some ink and paint and wanted to share a background I created. I think it turned out so cool looking!

I love the Distress Ink colors that Shari Carroll used on the background of her card here. I have the Evergreen Bough but not the Iced Spruce, so I used Brushed Pewter Distress Paint instead. I love the bit of shimmer it gives!

  Inky Christmas

This technique turns out different every time you use it and it was really fun playing with it again! You can either add the ink, paint and water to an acrylic block, then press the block onto your paper, OR add the ink, paint and water to your craft sheet and press, slide and smoosh your paper into the mixture. I did both for this card. It's important to use water color paper for this technique and to dry each layer before adding the next. 

After my panel had dried, I stamped the Hero Arts Classic Evergreen with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The sentiment has such a pretty font, doesn't it? It's also Hero Arts and it's from their Merry Christmas Messages. For a bit more shimmer, I added some Basic Grey Candy Buttons. They are similar to enamel dots, only these ones are silver and sparkly.

I'm entering this into the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge, in the A Few of My Favorite Things category. (I love using this technique, I love that pretty font on the sentiment and I love enamel dots.)

I am so glad you stopped by today - thank you! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

31 comments:

Kathy (krolski) said...

Drop dead gorgeous Barb!! LOVE the background and all the stunning details!

Laura Jane said...

Great colors on your card Barb. Love the added Candy Buttons too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous and those colours are simply stunning on your card!

Lin said...

WOWZERS, Barb, I love how this turned out!! Some of those tiny splotches look kind of like a flock of birds! Beautiful!

Lynn said...

I am with Lin. Wowzers! This is beautiful!

Betty said...

GORGEOUS - will have to try this! and i might just pop over to michaels with my 50% off and get that sentiment set!! love the colors you used!

Cris said...

Love how it turned out! I tried it the other day and it was a disaster. I'll try again drying between layers, as you said ;-)

Cris said...

Love how it turned out! I tried it the other day and it was a disaster. I'll try again drying between layers, as you said ;-)

Laura B. said...

Such a beautiful background!!! Really love this watercolor look! Need to try this!

Jacqueline said...

Love your winter scene, Barb!!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the organic feel of your background, Barb! The colors are so pretty, and I love the shimmer of the Candy Buttons!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That is sensational, Barb, like a wild and crazy snow storm!! Hugs, Darnell

snappy scrappy said...

Oh so gorgeous!!!

joy said...

Lovely card, Barb! I really love that technique too but don't use it often enough. Good luck in the contest!

Maureen Morton said...

This is such a great card using such a fun (but messy!) technique. It is one I don't think to use often. Thanks for the beautiful reminder! Love it.

Martha said...

WOW...this turned out SO beautifully, Barb! That background is SPECTACULAR, & the stamping is perfect! You certainly were inspired! ♥

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this look!

Greta said...

Your background came out great, Barb! I've gotta give it a try again.

Trinh said...

Stunning background, Barb! Love how the colors mixed.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a great background! Have to try this!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My! I love this card so much Barb!
So much movement there!
Gorgeous!
TFS~

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous background Barb. I must try this technique out.

judkajudi said...

This is awesome!! That bg is amazing!! You do such lovely work, Barb .. always!!

Cathy Weber said...

Just had to drop you a note to tell you what a beautiful card you have made here...a fabulous background and I really like the subtle use of sparkly gems scattered around, perfectly placed!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty Barb! I love all that color! I need to learn some techniques and be brave and try them! We need a crafty day! :)

Greta said...

Congrats on your SSS win--in case you haven't seen it!

Virginia L. said...

Love this artsy look, barb! The shading of the green is beautifully done! Wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! xo

wandaguess said...

This is totally cool, fun, creative, and BEAUTIFUL!!! You always have the best ideas. Thank you for being such a kind soul and sharing with us. XO

Deirdre said...

Stunning Barb - love it.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

love the artsy look of this Barb! So pretty!

Kim Jolley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!